Sounds Like San Diego: December 15

It's hump day and what better way than to spend it with legendary rocker Billy Idol? He's performing at the House of Blues tonight, and since his last few tours have only hit the casinos, it's a good chance for you to catch him in a relatively intimate space.

If you'd rather hit a local show tonight, you might want to check out the Mattson 2 over at El Dorado, Behind the Wagon at Bar Pink, or check out Klub Isolation's new digs over at the Til Two Club. Whatever you choose, there are lots of great options to get you over the hump.

Wednesday, Dec. 15:

  • An Evening with Billy Idol @ House of Blues
  • Gene Taylor Blues Band (featuring Dave Alvin), the Bedbreakers @ Casbah
  • Behind the Wagon, Pushing Rope @ Bar Pink
  • Mattson 2 @ El Dorado
  • Bagdad, Inkjet, Electric Healing Sound @ Soda Bar
  • Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, Jim Kweskin, Geoff Muldaur @ Belly Up
  • The Trip @ Anthology (sold out)
  • Wreck Shop Wednesdays @ The Office
  • Wendy Bailey and True Stories @ Riviera Supper Club
  • The Triumph, Ari Herstand, Scott Mathiasen @ Lestat's
  • Salt of the Earth: Witchaven, Speedwolf @ Ruby Room
  • Klub Isolation feat. Erleen, Starcrossed @ Til Two Club
  • Sheila Sondergard @ The Office
  • Joe Rathburn @ Folkey Monkey
  • Safety Orange @ Hennessey's Gaslamp
  • Lady Dottie and the Diamonds @ Gallagher's
  • Laura Meyer @ Portugalia
  • Barfly Promotions presents Jaylen Green, Danny and the Tramp, Great White Buffalo @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Geezer, Wally Bunting, Allison Gill, Kyle Ray @ Tin Can
  • Jahmex, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • Kyle Sorrell @ Tiki House
  • Local Showcase: Subliminal Trip, Ease Up, Mean Dinosaur @ Sound Wave
  • Bill Magee Blues Band @ Patrick's ll
  • Acoustic Fooks @ Dublin Square
  • Northstar @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • Gilbert Castellanos with the New Latin Jazz Quintet, Rob Thorsen @ El Camino
  • Len Rainey and the Midnight Players @ Donovan's Circle of 5ths
  • Now.Hear.This. with guest DJs Rob Crow, Travis Ryan @ Whistle Stop
  • Elaine Faye @ Stage Saloon
  • Sister Speak @ PB Bar & Grill
  • Wednesday Night Shakedown @ Henry's Pub
  • Frankie-Dee and Funk-Natra @ The Kraken
  • Buzz Campbell & Hot Rod Lincoln @ Valley View Casino
  • Knight Vision @ Club Kadan
  • Fuzzy @ Croce's
  • Firehouse Swing Night @ Queen Bee's
  • Far From Average, JBM, No Face, Pook Deisel, K3, Fab, Kicki & The Mongloid, Cali Green, Beatshop Allstars, Boss Man Hog @ Dreamstreet Live
  • Karaoke @ Chico Club
  • Paisley Yankolovich's The Liberal Soul @ Vintage Religion (3821 32nd St.)
  • Steve Portillo and the Banditos @ Cafe LaMaze

Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events, and sometimes whatever creeps into her head on her music blog San Diego: Dialed In. Check it for even more listings. She also provides social media content for the Casbah. Follow her updates at or submit your music listings.

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